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February 2011

  • Alec Baldwin flogs Cisco TelePresence

    The news that product placement is to be allowed on commercial TVin the UK reminded Network Noise of a recent episode of US sitcom 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. In this sceneBaldwin ...

  • Lower insurance premiums on the horizon?

    Good news! Motorists may see lower insurance premiums as seven insurance companies and two IT software and service providers have provisionally agreed to limit the data that they exchange between t...

  • US companies want to bring their money home

    An interesting story which originally appeared in Forbes, has revealed that a consortium of companies - Cisco, Oracle, Apple and Pfizer among them - are lobbying the US government for a tax holiday...

  • Dell buying AMD would be the irony to end all ironies

    Dell was quizzed about its acquisition strategy on a conference call with analysts last night but nobody mentioned the white elephant in the room; the feverish industry talk that it is looking to b...

  • Dell profits swell on back of biz refresh cycles

    Falling components prices and the continued tech refresh cycle helped Dell nearly triple profits in the fourth quarter though sales fell below analyst expectations. The Texan PC giant pushed up re...

  • Resellers urged to deal with more service queries online

    Resellers are being encouraged to provide more help for their customers online via their websites and through social media platforms. Research conducted by Salesforce.com has highlighted not just ...

  • Chinese comms firm to bid for Nortel patents

    Chinese telecoms firm ZTE has thrown its hat into the ring in the race to acquire Nortel's networking patents, expressing particular interest in its LTE intellectual property (IP), according to Reu...

  • Micro Focus shares slide after profits warning

    Micro Focus has admitted that the revenue it managed to hit in the three months to 31 January were below its own expectations and it will not be able to make up the shortfall by the end of its fisc...

  • Kroll Ontrack makes tweaks to data recovery partner set-up

    Data recovery technology and services vendor Kroll Ontrack isattempting to galvanise its existing partner programme with the addition of extra services designed to enable partners to manage 'disast...

  • Google chief: Nokia should've gone with us

    As if yesterday's damning analysis by analyst Will Gibbs at IHS iSuppli was not clear enough on the subject,executive chairman and former CEOof Google, Eric Schmidt, has now stuck his oar into the ...

  • ShoreTel's Don Girskis reflects on time at the top

    Last week, Network Noise sat down for coffee and sandwiches with Don Girskis, worldwide sales vice president and erstwhile interimCEO at ShoreTel. Girskis stepped up to the hotseat following the re...

  • Workplace dispute reforms proposed

    Plans to improve the way in which workplace disputes are resolved have been published by the Government. Concerns have been raised by businesses that the system has become too costly, takes to...

  • 2e2 appoints broker to seek buyer for Morse units

    2e2 is testing the waters ahead of a possible sale of its businesses in Ireland and Spain, which it inherited during last year's Morse acquisition. According to channel insiders, regional brokerage...

  • IBM rolls out Cloud Computing Speciality programme

    IBM used day one of its PartnerWorld conference to roll out a cloud computing speciality programme. The initiative covers five partner types - cloud application providers, cloud builders, cloud in...

  • Denman's Diary: Mobile World Congress 2011 is all about collaboration

    It may have rained for most of the first day, but so far, Mobile World Congress has been anything but a wash out, writes Openwave chief executiveKen Denman Official visitor numbers have yet to be a...

  • The sandwich index points to tough times

    Now and again a press release floats across the desk that grabs the attention for no other reason than humour when perhaps it is intended to stir deeper and more serious passions. Take for example ...

  • Apple moves to secure components, plots baby iPhone?

    Following last month's news that Apple was seeing constrained supplies of iPhone components, a high-profile leak to the South Korean media, detailed in the Wall Street Journal,has claimed that Cupe...

  • Intellect tells government IT growth can help the economy

    IT trade body Intellect has met with leading members of the coalition government and put the case for putting technology at the heart of the nations growth strategy. Business Secretary Vince Cable...

  • ShoreTel outlines plan for profitability, acquisitions

    ShoreTel worldwide sales senior vice presidentand former interim CEODon Girskis has outlined the UC vendor's evolving strategy and thrown his weight behind newly-appointed CEO Peter Blackmore's ple...

  • Insight takes a hit on LAR changes

    Ouch. Insight has predicted that the changes to Microsoft's fees for LARs (large account resellers) could make a dent of $5m to $10m in gross profits. Not turnover, profits. Insight says it is &qu...